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1/2-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Boat Cruise

1/2-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Boat Cruise

A non-kayaking tour option that includes a visit to Gull Island, Halibut Cove and a guided walk to a pristine glacier lake!

Experience 3 distinct ecosystems in this land-of-amazement tour; the coastal marine environment, old-growth coastal forest, and glacial outwash.  The trip begins with a narrated coastal tour; keeping an eye out for sea otters, harbor seals, porpoise, and whales.  Cruising near-shore brings us up-close to a 20,000+ member sea bird rookery where the elusive puffins often make an appearance! Our tour continues into the quaint community of Halibut Cove, where guests can see a real Alaska “bush” village, completely separated from the road system. Hear colorful stories of this historic corner of Alaska.  Our private dock in Halibut Cove gives us access to a 1.5-mile walk to a nearby glacier lake.  Guests are “awed” by the views of the mile-wide Grewingk Glacier dropping into the awe-inspiring lake. Guests can actually touch a 5,000-year-old piece of ice!  Hike back to the boat, and return to Homer.

Difficulty

Easy.  The 1.5 mile State-Park-maintained trail to the glacier lake has moderate elevation gains of 350 feet.  The trail has many roots and rocks; Guests that have difficulty walking over uneven terrain, please call us to make sure this trip is right for you. Sturdy footwear recommended.

Trip Times

Morning departure, Trip times vary. Trip duration: 4-5 hours

Trip Cost

$155 per person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

3/4-Day Halibut Cove Hike & Kayak

3/4-Day Hike & Kayak Combo

Enjoy a 3-4 hour kayaking and walking tour of beautiful Halibut Cove near Homer, Alaska.  Paddle along sea cliffs and sea caves watching for endearing sea otters and nesting bald eagles. The journey then continues by foot into Alaska’s first state park. A scenic 1.5 mile hike takes you through several distinct ecosystems into a spectacular glacier-carved valley.  Guests are awed by inspiring views of Grewingk Glacier terminating in the picturesque lake. The mile-high mountains, snow-capped peaks, blue glacier ice, and floating icebergs make for an unforgettable experience.

Difficulty

Casual to moderate: 2 hours paddling, and 2-3 hours walking. The 1.5 mile State-Park-maintained trail to Glacier Lake has elevation gains of 350 feet.  The trail has many roots and rocks; sturdy footwear is recommended.

Trip Times

10 am – 5 pm daily

Cost

$155/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Full-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Kayak

Full-Day Glacier Lake Kayaking & Hiking

This 7-8 hour tour is perfect for those that enjoy active, outdoor experiences. The tour starts in Homer, Alaska with a scenic 30-minute boat cruise to Kachemak Bay State Park, accessible only by boat. Enjoy a picturesque hike through 3 distinct ecosystems; the marine environment, coastal forest, and glacial moraine. This Homer, Alaska glacier lake hike is informative as well; your guide shares the history, the wildlife, and geology of this unique area.  In the glacier valley, guests are awed by the views of the immense glacier dropping into the lake. We continue our journey by kayak with sounds of moving ice filling the valley as we paddle our stable kayaks past icebergs of all sizes.  Enjoy a lunch stop in full full view of the mile-wide glacier face. Lucky guests may see the glacier “calve” icebergs into the lake. Occasional sightings of moose, mountain goat, and black bear add to the adventure!  After lunch, hike out and return to Homer by boat.

Difficulty

An active day with frequent breaks. The scenic 2.5 mile trail to the glacier kayak base is mostly level with one section of moderate elevation gains of 350 feet. Glacial terrain is uneven and rocky; good footing and sturdy shoes are a must. Paddling on the lake is easy to moderate; beginners are welcome. A moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended to get the best out of this popular trip. Includes 3 hours hiking and 2-3 hours kayaking throughout the day.

Trip Times

8:30am to 5pm

Cost

$199/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.